As noted in the previous post I’m halfway through the milling of my lumber. I’ve set that aside for the weekend when I can run my machines without waking the kids.
For now I’m starting to work on the wooden screw for my leg vise.
First I thought I would post some of my sketches for my wooden screw plans. Maybe they will be helpful for someone else. Sorry, not as pretty as Mads sketches…
Here is what I got done last night.
I had already glued together the two pieces of 2×4 for the guide block.
-Last night I cut out the recess for chips
-Cut the kerf for the guide plate.
Then I cut up an old saw for the metal guide piece. No one will miss this crappy old Buck Bros Saw!
Stuck it in and marked out the shape:
Then used the calipers to scratch out the 1/4” protrusion:
I will save you from seeing the pictures of the metal cutting, It was ugly since I only had a hacksaw, that was going slow so I changed to sheet metal snips. That was a little faster but uglier. I need to buy an angle grinder or a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade for the next metal working project.
Once it was cut out I had to cut the semicircle. Here I used the hacksaw to remove most of the waste and then a round file to refine the shape:
And voila! I have a guide block for my tap!
It’s so exciting to finally be making progress on this screw project!
Next I need to cut the kerf that guides the tap, make a mortise and wedge for the cutter, and of course I need to make the cutter.
Thanks for reading!
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch